All about amino acids
Your body's building bones
Consuming essential amino acids is crucial for good health.
Eating a variety of foods that contain protein each day is the best way for people to ensure that they are getting adequate amounts of essential amino acids. With today’s modern diet and access to a wide variety of foods, deficiency is rare for people who are generally in good health.
✓ Lysine is in meat, eggs, soy, black beans, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds.
✓ Meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, and whole grains contain large amounts of histidine. Cottage cheese and wheat germ contain high quantities of threonine.
✓ Methionine is in eggs, grains, nuts, and seeds. Valine is in soy, cheese, peanuts, mushrooms, whole grains, and vegetables.
✓ Isoleucine is plentiful in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, lentils, nuts, and seeds. Dairy, soy, beans, and legumes are sources of leucine.
✓ Phenylalanine is in dairy, meat, poultry, soy, fish, beans, and nuts.
✓ Tryptophan is in most high-protein foods, including wheat germ, cottage cheese, chicken, and turkey.
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